Meridian Solar Inc, Texas’ leading commercial and residential solar electric design & installation company is seeking a Purchasing & Warehouse Coordinator to join the team at our Austin headquarters.  Solar electric technology is evolving quickly, and at Meridian Solar we are constantly evaluating and implementing new techniques and solutions which make solar more efficient, affordable and accessible. We are passionate about solar energy, and we strive to constantly re-define “best in class.” We believe there is no better way to help the industry grow than to create smart, reliable solar energy systems for our customers. If you share our passion for solar, our commitment to excellence and possess the required skills detailed below, we welcome you to submit your resume for the position of Purchasing & Warehouse Coordinator.

SUMMARY

Under general direction of the Vice President of Projects; the Purchasing and Warehouse Coordinator supports all PV Electric System component purchasing, material management and warehouse operations to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Purchase materials or other goods and/or coordinate activities involved with procuring products and services.

• Establish and maintain OSHA compliant safe and efficient warehouse conditions.

• Maintain procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories.

• Develop and maintain positive relationships with vendors and suppliers.

• Interview and confer with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

• Manage all shipping and receiving functions. Physically receive materials into the warehouse and place into inventory. Ship materials and returns back to manufacturers as required.

• Maintain warehouse facility and functions, vehicles, equipment, tools, etc. to support operations.

• Support Project Managers and Solar Crew Leads with timely and accurate order and receipt of all required project materials and parts. Stage materials in project bins prior to installation date.

• Inventory management of incoming and outgoing product including, but not limited to, serial and model number records of inverters and solar modules.

• Prepare accurate weekly inventory report for management each Monday by 10 AM.

• Provide ongoing purchase documentation and PO’s to Business Admin.

• Maintain and update Master Price List for all project components and systems as updates occur. Communicate updates to the VP of Sales and VP of Projects as changes occur.

• Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.

• Keep abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, new or altered types of materials entering the market, etc.

• May work with manufacturers or persuade potential vendors to undertake the manufacturing of custom-designed items according to specific needs and specifications.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES

• Ability to read plans, specifications and technical manuals

• Electrical Distribution and General Construction

• Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft office; specifically Excel, Word and Outlook.

• Detail oriented

• Good organizational skills

• Able to manage time and priorities to assist with multiple projects

• Excellent communication skills

• Aptitude for professional negotiations

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS

Associates Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school plus a minimum of four years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OSHA Forklift Certification

Valid TX Drivers License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

POSITION DETAILS

This is a salaried full-time position.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary based on experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@meridiansolar.com. Reference job title in subject line. For serious consideration, please state availability and salary requirements.

For more information about Meridian Solar, please visit us on the web at www.meridiansolar.com

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.